The Waldie Family of Mesa, AZ is having a wedding beyond anything anyone can imagine. When Kristen, the mother of these 5 siblings first contacted me the inquiry read “5 weddings and one mega reception.” I had no idea how to respond and wasn’t sure what to think. I was so intrigued I called her right away and asked her to tell me what this was all about and what was going to happen? She proceeded to tell me that last year, none of the siblings were even dating anyone, and then one by one, they found that special someone and fell in love. Now there will be 5 weddings on 1 day, something that will most likely never happen again, at least in my lifetime!
I’d love to tell the story, but I’m going to let Brooke (back row left) tell you in her own words how this amazing 1 day event came to be (read below!):
“The Waldie family has always been extremely close, and after years of waiting (some more impatiently than others), FIVE of the eight Waldie children fell in love. While they had all spent many hours thinking and talking about getting married, they never expected that it would all happen at the same time! While each of the couples moved toward more serious relationships and closer to engagement, the joke started floating around the house that we should just combine all five weddings in to one big day. Doug Waldie (the father of the Waldie children) seemed the most excited about this joke becoming reality and made it a common discussion topic at home. As boys purchased rings and girls started thinking about possible dates, it quickly became a realization that to have FIVE weddings all within a few months would mean a lot of family and friends would not be able to attend every wedding.
What started out as a joke soon became a more serious option, and although some couples took more convincing than others, we all eventually decided that having our family and friends with us on our special day was most important (not to mention that the Waldie’s have always liked being unique).
So with that “The Mega Wedding” was born! 5 siblings, 5 Spouses, 1 day.
The question people most commonly ask after they get over the initial shock of such a rare event is “How will it all work?!” And to that, all we can say is: You’ll just have to wait and see!!”